Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 130776
gnome-python2-applet causes seg fault when testcode run
Last modified: 2015-04-12 19:17:17 EDT
Description of problem: While doing U3 errata testing for the newly
added gnome-python2-applet, executing the testcode causes a seg fault
both remote X and locally.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. log into the desktop and open a terminal.
2. execute the following testcode:
>>> import gtk
>>> import gnome.applet
nothing blows up. applet created.
Created attachment 103035 [details]
backtrace from gnome-python2-applet
Backtrace from i386
Just for sanity sake -- you're running on a box with a valid DISPLAY
that's running a GNOME desktop, yes? (And more preferably, a RHEL3
Yes, this fails on the stable systems in RDU remotely and I had dkl
test them locally. It seg faults in either case. Other apps forward
and come up correctly for me here (mozilla, xterm, gedit).
Yeah, but applets are "special" since they depend on more than just a
display. So if you're not running it all on the same machine (ie, the
whole desktop run from one box), I wouldn't be surprised if it failed.
(Discounting doing wacky things like turning on ORBit over tcp/ip)
Looks like the problem was with the test case. older gnome-python
weren't robust against instantiation w/o a bonobo factory to go with
them. It seems to work fine w/ a normal applet, but not the given